Meteoric bookings for the 2012 solar eclipse
IF you want to see the next solar eclipse you might have to head for the hills because that is what a number of people from overseas will be doing.
When the solar eclipse is tipped to darken our sky at 8.11am on November 14 next year, the Port Douglas region will be one of the best areas in Australia to see the eclipse.
Such is the excitement being generated by the eclipse that a number of international tourists have made bookings at the Julatten Tableland Caravan Park since the middle of last year, owners Naomi Hogan and Jake Kohn say.
“It’s been very exciting for us and to have this interest and bookings from people from all over the world is just brilliant,” Ms Hogan said.
For those people who want to enjoy a tipple, a courtesy bus is also now available to take guests just up the road to the Highlander Tavern.
Next year’s eclipse is tipped to start at 8.11am and finish at 1pm.
As seen from earth, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, and the moon fully or partially covers the sun.
This can happen only during a new moon, when the sun and moon are in conjunction as seen from earth.